I live in Freeport, Illinois and have worked in a plating factory for the past 17 years. Hmm, my favorite cookbook is the one my mother has written in over many years of family favorites. I love making homemade cakes, but have been wanting to try pies. Means' Classic Pie Crust sounds like the one I'd like to make my own and add to my recipes, sounds very promising. As far as having favorite dishes to make, Desserts: my Pina Colada Cake and my Strawberry Pecan Cake. Main Dishes: Chili, Biscuits and Gravy, Lasagna, oh yea, an awesome Meatloaf recipe I found on the internet, and Mini Ham loaves, so many more dishes and desserts I can think of! My own restaurant is my favorite...home cooking at home!